quilting bee ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a social gathering at which the participants make quilts.
Origin of quilting bee An Americanism dating back to 1825–35 Examples from the Web for quilting bee Historical Examples of quilting bee
The husking-bee and the quilting-bee afforded sources of much enjoyment.
One form of merry-making which was in high favor among the women of that day was the quilting-bee.
Mary Addams Bayne